Legerton Architecture
21 N. Liberty Street
Asheville, NC 28801



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John Legerton, AIA, LEED AP, Principal of Legerton Architecture, has over 35 years of providing professional architectural design and planning services for a wide variety of clients.

He received his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, in 1975, and his Master of Architecture in 1979 from the University of Pennsylvania, graduate School of Fine Arts, where he also served as a Teaching Fellow in 1978. He continued his studies with courses in strategic planning in the Social Systems Science Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

John has been a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the past twenty-seven years. His ongoing interest in energy efficient and sustainable technologies has included membership on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the past seven years, and membership in the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He is a LEED Accredited Professional through the USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Program.

John is an engaged citizen in the greater Asheville Community. For eight years, he served on the Asheville City Board of Education, with four years as Board Chair, and has served as Board Liaison to a number of committees focused on student achievement and healthy school development. For eight years, he served as a Board member of the Education Coalition for Asheville and Buncombe County, a coalition of over 20 agencies and groups dedicated to improving student achievement and opportunities. Prior to his service on the Asheville City Board of Education, he served for six years on various Parent Teacher Councils and Associations and coached a girls' soccer team for eleven seasons.

For ten years, he served as a member of the Leadership Asheville Forum, a group committed to the development of community leaders in Asheville and Buncombe County, and a public forum for issues critical to the future well-being of the region. For three years, he served on the Pack Place Education, Arts & Sciences Center Board.